Queenstown And Lake Wakatipu. Melvin Vaniman, American.
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Queenstown And Lake Wakatipu

1902. Platinum photograph, panorama, annotated “protected [copyright]”, dated “7.21.02” with photographer’s line in negative lower right, 38 x 116.3cm. Repaired tears and missing portions lower left and right. Laid down on acid-free paper.

Photographer’s line reads “Melvin Vaniman, San Francisco.” Shows a view from Arthur’s Point.

Melvin Vaniman (1866-1912) was an American photographer, adventurer and businessman who specialized in panoramic images taken from heights. Vaniman’s photographic career began in Hawaii in 1901 and ended in 1904. He spent over a year photographing Australia and New Zealand on behalf of the Oceanic Steamship Company, creating promotional images for the company. During this time the New Zealand Government also commissioned some panoramic images. Ref: Tierney, Melvin Vaniman, 2000, p62; Wiki. Held in Canterbury Museum, NZ.

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Item #CL178-166

Price (AUD): $4,850.00  other currencies

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